Assessment and Management of Asthma

Assessment and Management of Asthma

Assessment and Management of Asthma

Assessment and Management of Asthma

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According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute asthma is a chronic lung disease that narrows the airways and can cause recurring periods of wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. In this course, we will review the etiology and prevalence of adult asthma and the evidence-based guidelines for assessment, treatment, and ongoing management of patients in the continuum of healthcare. We will take a close look at the causes of asthma exacerbation and review methods of controlling chronic symptoms. The course also includes techniques to reduce the impairment of severe asthma and the importance of creating a written Asthma Control Plan with the patients and caretakers.

COURSE INFORMATION

1 hrsValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-09-20Updated 2020-09-20

Course Objectives

  • Evaluate patients and develop a plan of care that encompasses evidence-based practices and a therapeutic approach to relieving symptoms and reducing risk.
  • Identify the common triggers for asthma attacks and how increasing a patient’s awareness of their specific triggers can reduce the frequency and intensity of asthma symptoms.
  • Understand the importance of a written Asthma Action Plan for patients and caretakers to maintain treatment compliance and track outcome improvements over time.
  • Recognize the characteristics and symptoms of patients that have Asthma and COPD Overlap Syndrome.

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